Torrentflux and Zabbix Apache Include files??

Kaya Saman SamanKaya at
Sun Jun 6 21:48:08 UTC 2010

Just in response to the "there are other better web servers then Apache" 

What are they??

I mean I always use Apache although I do know of light_http and I have 
tested the Sun Java Web Server once which I felt was pretty awsome but 
don't know if supports virtual hosting or can be used for commercial web 
serving either which is something I would really like to investigate!

I guess it's similar to ISC's Bind. There are many other DNS servers out 
there all with different strengths and weaknesses but the difference 
between the most popular amongst the general folk and what's better for 
large scale enterprise clustered environments.



Matthew Seaman wrote:
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> On 06/06/2010 15:20:10, Kaya Saman wrote:
>> I don't know.... it is fun; lot's of fun when have the time but if
>> configuring for business grade production then I just feel that there
>> should be slightly more help in the files with templates and examples
>> etc.... - highly debatable of course and apologies if I sound like I'm
>> whining I honestly really enjoyed myself doing all this and what made it
>> more fun is that the systems that I did the work on are geographically
>> separated from myself which just shows the power of UNIX and SSH over MS
>> Win and RDP which to me is only for Sun Ray's and nothing more :-) .
> Doug already made some general comments, but on the particular subject
> of Apache configuration, you're right.  Ported web applications
> generally do not install sample Apache configuration files.
> There are three aspects to this:
>    * FreeBSD ports of daemons, etc. are usually installed in a disabled
>      configuration.  The sysadmin needs to take extra steps to turn
>      everything on.  While this may seem like forcing users to jump
>      through pointless hoops to some, to many others this is a
>      lifesaving security enhancement and foot-shooting avoidance
>      measure.
>    * We don't necessarily want to assume that you are using Apache as
>      your webserver.  Apache is great, but there are alternative HTTP
>      servers in the ports which can leave it in the dust in terms of
>      performance.
>    * Even if you are using Apache, we don't necessarily want to assume
>      that a 'one size fits all' configuration is going to be right for
>      you.  Having to grovel through a maze of twisty little apache
>      configuration snippets (all alike) in order to undo some well
>      meaning but ultimately wrong settings gets old really quickly.
>      Especially if you have to do it again every time some related port
>      gets updated.
> It's a philosophical difference between *BSD and much of the rest of the
> world: we think computers are there to do what the *admin* in charge
> tells them to do, no more and no less.  Consequently we expect to take
> pains to tell them exactly what we want.
> Having said all that, many web applications will display a pkg-message
> on installation with hints about how to configure Apache.  You can
> display these messages again by:
>     % pkg_info -Dx portname
> There are also frequently instructions in various documentation
> installed under /usr/local/share.  Most web apps generally want some
> combination of aliases to map the application directory into the web
> tree at an appropriate URL, plus a <Directory> or <Location> block (or
> several) to set options, access controls, basic auth password and so
> forth.  Given a little practice such setups are not particularly hard to
> write, and there are a lot of people on this list who would be happy to
> help with any specific problems.
>     Cheers,
>     Matthew
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